Friday, February 18, 2011

Blue birds

I coloured the blue birds  stamp using Lyra artist pencils and mounted it on brown card stock.  The barbed wire was coloured using a silver gel pen.  I took a white card base and added a brown mat.  I took a piece of blue card stock and ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing Folder and inked the exposed white with blue ink, then stitched around it with brown thread.  I took a strip of Fancy Pants patterned paper and added a zig zag stitch along the sides with the same thread and layered it to the left hand side of the card front.  I then added some brown mini brads to the matted image, before mounting it on the front of the card with foam adhesive.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


I created this card for another round of layout tag.  I was asked to lift this card by Becca.  I started with a white card base and layered it with brown card stock, blue card stock and brown and blue dotted patterned paper which I stitched together.  I then cut the shaped mat scalloped mat and the oval using the Silhouette.  I printed the text from John 14:27 on the oval.  I ran the shaped mat through the Cuttlebug using the Textile Texture embossing folder and added it to the base.  I matted the text with the blue scalloped oval and adhered it over the shaped mat using foam adhesive.  I cut a border and two shaped headers using the Silhouette. I layered them together and added a sheer blue bow using a jewel brad to the center of the header and adhered the whole thing along the top of the card using a double layer of foam adhesive.  I then added some Kaiser Craft pearls to the border as well as underneath the text.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Heart box

So here is my project.  I created a heart shaped box and used the Love Banners digital stamp set and die cut the fancy heart shapes.
After I assembled the heart box I rubbed the edges with metallic chalk, then added dots of White Opal Liquid Pearls around the edges. I cut the fancy heart shape out of white card stock and covered it with Delta Ceramcoat Pearl paint. I cut a matted image of the same shape from red card stock.  I mounted them onto the heart box using foam adhesive between the layers.  I then printed the Love Banner onto a (regular) transparency, added copper embossing powder and heat set it.  (I should have used an embossing buddy or dryer sheet to remove the static first.)  I cut out the transparency and lined just the banner with white paper and layered it over the Leaf Heart.
I then layered a Prima blossom with branches punched from brown card stock using the Martha Stewart Twig Punch, red stamens (cake decorating department), green rose leaves using the Martha Stewart punch, and a deep red bow and adhered it on the leaf heart just under the banner.  Lastly I added some KaiserCraft clear jewels to the leaf heart.

My DH was telling me how great it turned out and how much depth there was to the project (wow, I was surprised) and proceeded to tell me "I hope you didn't create it for me" lol  It's just a little too fru-fru for him.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bunny Bouquet

This little tissue pack holder would be perfect to add to a little girl's backpack.  Normally those little packages of tissues get so squished after you open them.  After I put the box together and added the Karen Neuburger paper I hastily added the Bunny Bouquet digital stamp I had coloured to the front of the box... not realizing I hadn't finished smoothing out the colouring job (yes, I have too much on the go right now).  Oh well, it is stuck now, so short of finding something the exact size of the inside of the box I can't touch it up.  I did not add any dimensional adhesives, so that the image wouldn't catch on anything while being used and torn off.  The box opens at the bottom to replace the package of tissue.  These little boxes are really easy to put together and I plan to make another one for my own purse.  If I remember I will take a few pics along the way and create a tutorial to share with all of you.